About your Search

20121027
20121104
Search Results 0 to 32 of about 33 (some duplicates have been removed)
sandy made land fall, it had been downgraded from a hurricane. but goverr chris christie said today the distinction made little difference to badly damaged beach towns. >> those out there who are facing loss, devastation, and a heart-breaking reality that your home may be gone, we're with you. we have a long road ahead of us but i have complete confidence we're going to come out of this better and stronger than before. >> woodruff: there will be much to rebuild. the storm destroyed a large section of the famed atlantic city board walk and farther north 1,000 people had to flee their homes after the water charged over a burm. some people had to be rescued late last night in a town after failing to evacuate. >> i was scared i was going to drown. it was just crazy. i had a hard time getting out of my house. >> reporter: water went up to your neck. >> yes and sometimes over my head. >> woodruff: the giant storm's reach also extended up and down the east coast and far inland. to the north, strong winds and heavy surf did damage in new england. sparks flew from downed power lines in westp
jersey, governor chris christie promised help. >> we are working with fema and we have lots of the oil companies... gulf oil and hess have both said that they will deliver gasoline with the national guard and fema to any gas station that is not giving out gas because they are out of gas. we are on top of the gas situation. >> suarez: frustration was also at a boil on new york city's staten island, where local officials complained they've been largely ignored since monday's storm. >> this is america, not a third world nation. we need food, we need clothing. >> suarez: another fight was brewing over running the new york city marathon sunday morning beginning on staten island. new york city mayor michael bloomberg defended the decision. >> it doesn't use resources that can really make a difference in recovery and that sort of thing. it's a different group of people. we have to work around the clock for people to get through this thing, and i assure you we're doing that. if i thought it took any resources away from that we would, we would not do this. >> bloomberg reversed course and annou
, new jersey's republican governor chris christie, a romney supporter who nevertheless heaped praise on the president. >> i have to say thed administration, the president himself, and people a administrator craig few gate have been outstanding with us so far. we have a great partnership with them. i want to thank the president personally for his personal attention to this. >> ifill: the white house announced the president will tour new jersey's storm damage with kristie tomorrow. kristie said today that disaster transcends politics. >> i don't give a damn about election day. it doesn't matter a lick to me. at the moment, i've got much bigger fish to fry than that. so dohe people in the state of new jersey. let the polopicians who are on the ballot worry about election day its not my problem. i'm not dealing with it at the moment. >> ifill: both candidates sought to strike a delicate balance even as national and battle ground state polls continue to show them locked in a dead hea. it remains unclear what affect sandy will have on next week's election or on the voting that has already
jersey, all right. >> reporter: today, new jersey governor chris christie met with residents in sayreville. many he spoke to were in tears. >> i've got nothing left, our memories and everything else, everything's ruined, ruined. >> i know that. it's going to be okay. >> i'm devastated over this, i'm devastated. >> i wanted to come see sayreville today before i see the president this afternoon. i want him to understand that it's not just the jersey shore that's been devastated, but other parts of our state as well that were damaged by the storm surge. he can't be everywhere obviously across the state today. >> woodruff: a short time later, governor christie greeted president obama and federal emergency management agency head craig fugate in atlantic city. the trio toured the storm damage along the coast. >> we're going to have a lot of work to do. i don't want anybody to feel that somehow this is all going to get cleaned up overnight. we want to make sure that people have realistic expectations. but what i can promise you is that the federal government will be working as close
as it passed through the caribbean. with that in mind, new jersey governor chris christie issued a blunt warning to anyone thinking of riding out the storm. >> this is not a time to be a show-off. this is not a time to be stupid. this is a time to try to save yourself and your family. everybody thinks they're smarter than we are here. maybe they are. but not about this. >> ifill: in new york city officials shut down all transit services and ordered nearly 400,000 people to evacuate low-lying areas. hours before sandy hit, high water blew on to the board walk in battery park at the southern tip of manhattan. high winds also left a construction crane dangling from the top of a 55-story building. even the stock market closed due to weather for the first time in nearly 30 years. it will remain closed tomorrow. the nation's capital followed suit, shutting down public transportation, schools, and federal offices. president obama canceled a campaign rally in florida and flew back to washington, appearing early this afternoon to promise federal help. >> i'm extraordinarily grateful for the coope
for the incumbent. and certainly images of this president and perhaps the most famous governor in america, chris christie, a republican, side by sidewalking around the board walk on the jersey shore, that's what president obama could not have asked for for the final five days of this campaign judy. >> woodruff: margaret, what about these states? i looked again at this list of states the president is going to over the next several days. it's the same battleground states we've been focused on. we showed them there in the a.p. map of the states considered tossups. do they see movement in one state or another? and how do they read the romney going to pennsylvania, running ads in minnesota? >> sometimes when you go to a state that's a reach it's because you want to expand your win. they're not reading this that as what governor romney is doing in pennsylvania. as jonathan said, they're looking at it as governor romney looking for an alternate path to 270. don't forget, president obama is closer than he wants to be in a lot of places: colorado, nevada, nevada should have been tucked away a while ago.
Search Results 0 to 32 of about 33 (some duplicates have been removed)